Asters are very popular plants because they flower for a long time and add tremendous color to the fall landscape. They also are popular with insects that rely on the for late summer and fall pollen and nectar. They are very dependable plants.
White Arrowleaf Aster has flowers that are small in size, usually about ½ inch wide, but abundant in numbers. The ray flowers are white and the disc flowers yellow. The disc flowers turn pink to purple with age. The leaves are hearts shaped on the bottom of the plant and narrow and are arrow whapped as they go up the stem. This attractive aster grows to about 3 feet tall. Its roots are fibrous and short-rhizomatous. It spreads to about 2 feet wide.
White Arrow-leaf Aster provides pollen and nectar to bees, flies and other insects. It is a host plant for the Pearl Crescent butterfly. It grows in a wide variety of soils. It likes full to part sun. Plant this aster with other sun loves to provide late season color. More importantly late season food for the animals that depend on these plants.
Symphyotrichum urophyllum - White Arrowleaf Aster
-Has white flowers
-Flowers in the late summer into the fall
-Provides food and nectar for butterflies and other insects
-grows in dry soils
-Height: 3 feet tall
-Zone: 3 to 9